Founded in 1950, in Flushing, NY, by owner Kelly Gwin; North State began by servicing construction companies and their job sites. In the mid 1950's as construction for the St. Lawrence Seaway project began, North State set up a warehouse in Massena, NY to provide a convenient source of supply for the contractors at this site. In 1958, with the advent of the Niagara Falls hydroelectric project, North State was one of the first on the scene. From its new Model City, NY location, North State again provided the quality, dependability, and convenience that the construction industry demands. When the project was completed, and having built a solid reputation, North State moved its warehouse to Buffalo, NY, where it has remained as the permanent location for the region.
Already known for service to interstate highway system contractors, North State opened a warehouse in North Dakota in 1970 to supply the anti-ballistic missile system construction. A similar location in Montana was opened in 1972. This branch was eventually moved to Marquette, Mi.
In 1974, North State opened in Indiana, Pa, with mining and gas accounts, as well as construction and industrial customers. This location moved to Homer City, Pa, where it continues its service in that region.
Throughout the years North State has serviced its customers abroad with shipments to Africa, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and many other overseas locations where our customers needed service and materials.
At North State we are proud of our record of growth and success. We are also proud of the strong relationships that we have and maintain with our customers. We have established vital partnerships with vendors and suppliers to ensure that we handle the finest quality products in the industry and are able to provide knowledgeable service at low margin pricing. We have a huge inventory of over 60,000 in stock items, for construction, industrial, mining, aircraft, fleet, and marine requirements. In addition to the in stock items we are a full line distributor for many well known high quality product lines. North State ships nationwide as well as worldwide.
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